Deanna Duke, Urban Homesteader
Software developer, writer, urban homesteader and friendly rabble-rouserPlace of Residence:
Seattle, WAWeb Site: Crunchy Chicken
Homesteading Background: A lifelong environmentalist, Deanna has converted her family to a low impact lifestyle by growing and preserving food from her urban backyard, conserving energy and water in the home, reducing waste and lowering their consumption.
Current Projects and Other Fun Facts: Deanna is the writer for the environmental blog, Crunchy Chicken, which focuses on creating a community of like-minded environmentalists. She gently goads her readers into trying low-impact things they wouldn't normally do through challenges and discussions. She
has been written up in The Economist, CNET News, The National
Post and The Huffington Post.
Deanna is also the Founder and Director of Goods 4 Girls, an organization that distributes donated cloth menstrual supplies to girls in need in rural Africa. When she isn't busy digging up her lawn to plant more edible landscaping, Deanna is chasing around her two children, churning butter, making soap, knitting, and planning her next great attack on the status quo.